48 months
620 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
620 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
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The interdisciplinary BA in Religion from The City University of New York brings together faculty and students who are interested in the study of religious ideas, behaviors, values, rituals, texts, institutions, and communities.


The BA in Religion from The City University of New York is not only for those interested in the theology or  rituals of a particular faith; it is also for those interested in how religions have contributed to and complicated the politics, cultures, ethics, literatures, histories, questions, and societies of the world of the past and of today. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Recognize and examine the significance of the roles of religion in history and in the contemporary world
  • Critically analyze and compare diverse cultural products (art, literature, language, philosophy, music, etc.) of religious lives, thoughts, and practices
  • Through engagement with primary and secondary sources, students will use the tools of various disciplines to critically assess religious thoughts and practices and their contributions to world history and culture
  • Situate religious practices in their historical contexts and religious cultural products in multiple historical and artistic perspectives, with an eye toward both continuity and change over time
  • Build cogent and critically rigorous arguments rooted in textual, artistic, and material evidence, through low- and high-stakes writing assignments and through oral presentations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Religions of India, China and Japan
  • Ancient Mediterranean Religions
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Sociology of Religion
  • African Religion and Culture in the New World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International students should submit the application processing fee of $65 payable to UAPC, an official high school transcript (if the transcript is not in English, we will need a translation of your transcript word for word), copies of any mark sheets or exam certificates, and TOEFL score if the native language is not English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 620 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 620 USD per credit during 48 months.

New York State Residents Full-time (12 credits or more) - $3,465 per semester

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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